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Dale Genther
08-11-2003, 09:29 AM
This weekend I was given an old wooden power boat. The doner did not know the make or year. I looked it over and found the hull number which is 22 U1880. I also found an old registration number for Tennesse. I called Tennesse and there told me their records showed it to be a 1952 Chris Craft. The boat is 22 ft. long, mahogany plank on frame, The bottom appears to be double planked with the outer planking laid fore to aft and the inner planking laid diagonally. It currently has a Chrysler V8 (I think a 318 cu.in.)inboard in it. Can anybody help me in confirming it is indeed a Chris Craft, what model it is, any any recources I can get as far as photos or specifications of the way it was originally. What I'd also like is any info. available to help in determining the proper restoration method. The hull is 90% sound but most of the fittings and hardware are missing.

Dale Genther
08-11-2003, 09:29 AM
This weekend I was given an old wooden power boat. The doner did not know the make or year. I looked it over and found the hull number which is 22 U1880. I also found an old registration number for Tennesse. I called Tennesse and there told me their records showed it to be a 1952 Chris Craft. The boat is 22 ft. long, mahogany plank on frame, The bottom appears to be double planked with the outer planking laid fore to aft and the inner planking laid diagonally. It currently has a Chrysler V8 (I think a 318 cu.in.)inboard in it. Can anybody help me in confirming it is indeed a Chris Craft, what model it is, any any recources I can get as far as photos or specifications of the way it was originally. What I'd also like is any info. available to help in determining the proper restoration method. The hull is 90% sound but most of the fittings and hardware are missing.

Dale Genther
08-11-2003, 09:29 AM
This weekend I was given an old wooden power boat. The doner did not know the make or year. I looked it over and found the hull number which is 22 U1880. I also found an old registration number for Tennesse. I called Tennesse and there told me their records showed it to be a 1952 Chris Craft. The boat is 22 ft. long, mahogany plank on frame, The bottom appears to be double planked with the outer planking laid fore to aft and the inner planking laid diagonally. It currently has a Chrysler V8 (I think a 318 cu.in.)inboard in it. Can anybody help me in confirming it is indeed a Chris Craft, what model it is, any any recources I can get as far as photos or specifications of the way it was originally. What I'd also like is any info. available to help in determining the proper restoration method. The hull is 90% sound but most of the fittings and hardware are missing.

bob goeckel
08-11-2003, 09:41 AM
dale, while you are looking you may want to check out the Antique and Classic boat society. www.acbs.org (http://www.acbs.org) they have chapters all over the country. and you can check their links for lots of other sites. smile.gif

bob goeckel
08-11-2003, 09:41 AM
dale, while you are looking you may want to check out the Antique and Classic boat society. www.acbs.org (http://www.acbs.org) they have chapters all over the country. and you can check their links for lots of other sites. smile.gif

bob goeckel
08-11-2003, 09:41 AM
dale, while you are looking you may want to check out the Antique and Classic boat society. www.acbs.org (http://www.acbs.org) they have chapters all over the country. and you can check their links for lots of other sites. smile.gif

ishmael
08-11-2003, 10:00 AM
Ya got yourself a project. Chris was by far the most common of this type, in this era. There were a few Centuries built, and a few others, but be 90% sure you have a Chris Craft.

Too bad the hardware is largely gone. If you want to bring it back it will take a long, concerted effort: going to meets and shows and flea markets where such is sold, and learning what is correct. Network with the people who know.

Don Dannenberg? I think that's his name. Do a search. He works mostly with older boats, but would be glad to point you. Nice guy.

[ 08-11-2003, 11:03 AM: Message edited by: ishmael ]

ishmael
08-11-2003, 10:00 AM
Ya got yourself a project. Chris was by far the most common of this type, in this era. There were a few Centuries built, and a few others, but be 90% sure you have a Chris Craft.

Too bad the hardware is largely gone. If you want to bring it back it will take a long, concerted effort: going to meets and shows and flea markets where such is sold, and learning what is correct. Network with the people who know.

Don Dannenberg? I think that's his name. Do a search. He works mostly with older boats, but would be glad to point you. Nice guy.

[ 08-11-2003, 11:03 AM: Message edited by: ishmael ]

ishmael
08-11-2003, 10:00 AM
Ya got yourself a project. Chris was by far the most common of this type, in this era. There were a few Centuries built, and a few others, but be 90% sure you have a Chris Craft.

Too bad the hardware is largely gone. If you want to bring it back it will take a long, concerted effort: going to meets and shows and flea markets where such is sold, and learning what is correct. Network with the people who know.

Don Dannenberg? I think that's his name. Do a search. He works mostly with older boats, but would be glad to point you. Nice guy.

[ 08-11-2003, 11:03 AM: Message edited by: ishmael ]

Dale Genther
08-11-2003, 10:08 AM
Thanks for the FAST responses. The boat I have is now confirmed as a U-22 Sportsman.

Dale Genther
08-11-2003, 10:08 AM
Thanks for the FAST responses. The boat I have is now confirmed as a U-22 Sportsman.

Dale Genther
08-11-2003, 10:08 AM
Thanks for the FAST responses. The boat I have is now confirmed as a U-22 Sportsman.

Mr. Know It All
08-11-2003, 10:21 AM
Dale you lucky bum. :D
There is a lot of Chris Craft info online and I can think of all kinds of websites.

For original hardware I'd try here first----> http://www.finewoodboats.com/

I'll post more as I find them.
Peace----> Kevin in Ohio

http://www.ccmanuals.crosswinds.net/

http://www.hoffmasters.com/vendorlist.html

http://www.chris-craft-parts.com/default.htm

[ 08-11-2003, 11:33 AM: Message edited by: Mr. Know It All ]

Mr. Know It All
08-11-2003, 10:21 AM
Dale you lucky bum. :D
There is a lot of Chris Craft info online and I can think of all kinds of websites.

For original hardware I'd try here first----> http://www.finewoodboats.com/

I'll post more as I find them.
Peace----> Kevin in Ohio

http://www.ccmanuals.crosswinds.net/

http://www.hoffmasters.com/vendorlist.html

http://www.chris-craft-parts.com/default.htm

[ 08-11-2003, 11:33 AM: Message edited by: Mr. Know It All ]

Mr. Know It All
08-11-2003, 10:21 AM
Dale you lucky bum. :D
There is a lot of Chris Craft info online and I can think of all kinds of websites.

For original hardware I'd try here first----> http://www.finewoodboats.com/

I'll post more as I find them.
Peace----> Kevin in Ohio

http://www.ccmanuals.crosswinds.net/

http://www.hoffmasters.com/vendorlist.html

http://www.chris-craft-parts.com/default.htm

[ 08-11-2003, 11:33 AM: Message edited by: Mr. Know It All ]

ccmanuals
08-12-2003, 08:39 AM
Dale,

Yep, I concur with others that it's a U-22. I see that you are located in Rock Hall, Maryland in which case I would recommend that you take a trip down to see Jerry Lacompt at Dockside Boatworks. Jerry is located in Cordova, MD (near Easton). His phone number is 410-820-1612. Dockside specializes in restoring antique and classic boats and Jerry has worked on countless boats throughout the years. He knows his stuff. Another Good resource in Maryland is Howard Johnson in Upper Marlboro, MD. There is a Chesapeake Bay Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Soceity as well. Here are some Pics of U-22's.

[ 08-12-2003, 09:47 AM: Message edited by: ccmanuals ]

ccmanuals
08-12-2003, 08:39 AM
Dale,

Yep, I concur with others that it's a U-22. I see that you are located in Rock Hall, Maryland in which case I would recommend that you take a trip down to see Jerry Lacompt at Dockside Boatworks. Jerry is located in Cordova, MD (near Easton). His phone number is 410-820-1612. Dockside specializes in restoring antique and classic boats and Jerry has worked on countless boats throughout the years. He knows his stuff. Another Good resource in Maryland is Howard Johnson in Upper Marlboro, MD. There is a Chesapeake Bay Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Soceity as well. Here are some Pics of U-22's.

[ 08-12-2003, 09:47 AM: Message edited by: ccmanuals ]

ccmanuals
08-12-2003, 08:39 AM
Dale,

Yep, I concur with others that it's a U-22. I see that you are located in Rock Hall, Maryland in which case I would recommend that you take a trip down to see Jerry Lacompt at Dockside Boatworks. Jerry is located in Cordova, MD (near Easton). His phone number is 410-820-1612. Dockside specializes in restoring antique and classic boats and Jerry has worked on countless boats throughout the years. He knows his stuff. Another Good resource in Maryland is Howard Johnson in Upper Marlboro, MD. There is a Chesapeake Bay Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Soceity as well. Here are some Pics of U-22's.

[ 08-12-2003, 09:47 AM: Message edited by: ccmanuals ]